Photo taken from the Edna Rd bridge.
SP's SLO freight house late in the afternoon back in the early 70's.
Battling the grade off Gold Tree horseshoe curve, UP 8094 leads 65 empty oil cans into the southern end of the Chorro siding as the coast line's iconic freight train prepares to meet Amtrak's sout... (more)
Dropping downgrade off Cuesta Pass, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight crosses the original 1894-built, ex-Southern Pacific Stenner Creek Trestle that spans the 930-foot long gap between hillside... (more)
A Roundhouse No More... UP 8094 leads the northbound ODOWP-10 into San Luis Obispo on a warm, fall afternoon as the head end passes the remains of the once bustling roundhouse here. Origin... (more)
A Wye No More... Struggling upgrade toward the famous Gold Tree horseshoe curve while crossing over the 1894-built, 930-foot long Stenner Creek Trestle at the southern base of Cuesta Pass,... (more)
Lugging the empty Oil Cans up onto the southern end of Cuesta Pass, UP 8094 and two fellow GE's have their work cut out for them as they slow to a crawl while crossing the original 1894-built Sten... (more)
Breaking away from their train in front of the ex-Southern Pacific depot, the road power for the coast line's iconic "Oil Cans" leads the fresh helper power based out of here off their t... (more)
Having completed the full 180-degree turn that is the Gold Tree Horseshoe Curve, AMTK 193 and 510 slug the northbound Coast Starlight upgrade into Chorro on a hot afternoon on the Central Coast.
Bringing up the markers of today's northbound Coast Starlight, the private passenger cars "Silver Lariat" and "Silver Solarium" of CB&Q heritage show the stark contrast between the tracks they're ... (more)
The Coast Starlight descends the Cuesta Grade outside of San Luis Obispo. PPE on.
A large crowd of railfans and locals greet Southern Pacific 4449 as she rounds the curve in the San Luis Obispo yard. Having pulled the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight from Portland to New Orlean... (more)
Some 14 years after receiving its Olympic paint scheme, UP 2001 leads an El Paso, Texas bound autorack train out of San Luis Obispo and toward the coast line.
The Coast Starlight twists and turns the meandering down grades of the Santa Lucia range.
Empty autos are still rolling down the Cuesta Grade. I was briefly home in San Luis Obispo and able to catch a train rolling down the mini horse curve on route to a crew change in SLO.